Mood Stabilizers in Pregnancy

  • Anne-Laure Sutter-DallayEmail author
  • Florence Gressier


The increased risk of onset or recurrence of bipolar disorders during the perinatal period raises the crucial question of management of mood stabilizers. Women and their partners have to be informed and helped to be able to give an informed consent for the choice that they make. For clinicians, the prescription of mood stabilizers, as that of any psychotropic drug during pregnancy, is challenging, and they have to be able to weigh the risk of a maternal relapse vs. the risk of antenatal exposure to the drug, that is, should treatment be interrupted or modified against the teratogenic or fetotoxic risk of antenatal exposure to the drug.


Pregnancy In utero exposure Mood stabilizers Foetus Infant development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne-Laure Sutter-Dallay
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Florence Gressier
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.CH Charles PerrensBordeauxFrance
  2. 2.Bordeaux Population Health Research Center, INSERM 1219Bordeaux UniversityBordeauxFrance
  3. 3.Pharmaco-Epidemiology and Population Health TeamBordeaux UniversityBordeauxFrance
  4. 4.CESP, INSERM, UMR1178Univ Paris SudLe Kremlin BicêtreFrance
  5. 5.Department of Psychiatry, Bicêtre University HospitalUniv Paris SudLe Kremlin BicêtreFrance

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